8th to 12th January, 2015 - Bayreuth, Germany

Registration and Abstract Submission


Online registration

In the online registration you are asked to provide your contact data and choose from the add-on options (field trips, workshops, Conference Banquet) and volunteer as well as donation opportunities as desired. Also up to four accompanying persons can be registered here.

You do not need to decide at once on all details when you register: When the registration is finished you will receive a registration confirmation with your personal access code. You can check your data, add or edit your abstract (before the deadline October 10, 2014), or book add-ons in the internal part of the conference website using your personal access code.


Presentation Formats

  • There are over 300 available openings for posters: Ideal poster dimensions will be 84 x 119 cm (A0, portrait format), the poster board dimensions are 100 x 200 cm. Posters have been grouped into topical sessions, and each session will be assigned one of two days. The poster sessions will be accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and drinks. 

    Authors are requested to be available at their poster in the following timeslot:
    • Poster Session #1 - Friday, Jan 9, 16.15: PPS 2+4, P1-3
      • odd numbers: 17.15-18.15
      • even numbers: 18.15-19.15 
    • Poster Session #2 - Saturday, Jan 10, 16.30: P4-14
      • odd numbers: 16.30-17.30
      • even numbers: 17.30-18.30

  • There are also openings for one-minute “lightning talks” to be presented in the hour before each poster session :  These one-minute talks provide a chance for you to make a brief advertisement for your poster.  In these talks, you come on stage, introduce yourself, and present enough information to entice people to your poster.  You can show one slide on screen, which will advance automatically after one minute.  About 30 to 40 people will present consecutively.  You are encouraged to prepare well and be creative in order to get your message across.  Do not attempt to provide details on your study. Rather, try to recruit the intended audience for your poster by mentioning the study’s goal and a unique finding.  Your slide should include your name, poster title, and poster number.  Information on submitting your slide will be posted later on here (and sent to you by email).  See Wikipedia for an overview of the lightning talk concept.
    If you do not wish to present a lightning talk, please contact Dan Gavin before November 21, 2014.
  • There are 72 openings for contributed talks in concurrent sessions. All abstracts not eventually selected for a contributed talk were assigned to a poster session with lightning talk option.
    Contributed talks are fifteen minutes in length (ideally, 12 minutes presentation, 3 minutes questions).

  • Seven openings in the main symposia were filled with 15-minute contributed talks.  If an abstract submitted for this option was not selected for a contributed talk in a symposium, it was automatically considered for a talk in one of the contributed sessions.



Submission of Abstract for Talk/Poster

Abstracts had to be submitted for all presentations: invited talks, contributed papers, and posters.

Those who wish to present a poster or talk should submit an abstract (you must be registered for the meeting to submit an abstract).  At the end of the first page you are asked if you plan to submit an abstract for a talk/poster to the conference. One abstract per primary author can be submitted.  However, each participant can present up to two abstracts. The submission may be done together with your registration on the second page, or later on using your personal access code to the internal part of the website.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts was October 10th, 2014.

For submitting an abstract, please fill in the authors with affiliations, the title and the abstract (max. 1200 characters including spaces). Please choose the desired format of your presentation (poster, contributed or invited talk) and the session it fits in. You may indicate up to two alternative sessions, giving us more flexibility in the design of the program.